Origin of sensuality
Examples from the Web for sensualities
You say that the sensualities of princes are only of 'anecdotal interest.'
Thus the idea of mystery, αποροητα, finds its organ of expression in the sensualities of the human race.The Posthumous Works of Thomas De Quincey, Vol. 1 (2 vols)
Thomas De Quincey
But man, immersed in the flux of sensualities, can never fully attain this knowledge of God, the object of all rational inquiry.Beacon Lights of History, Volume I
It was these sensualities practised in the name of religion which caused the iniquity of the Canaanites to become full.Patriarchal Palestine
Archibald Henry Sayce
There were the sensualities of the gourmet for his body, and there ended his human nature, as it seemed to me.Uncle Silas
J. S. LeFanu
- the quality or state of being sensual
- excessive indulgence in sensual pleasures
Word Origin and History for sensualities
mid-14c., "the part of man that is concerned with the senses," from Old French sensualite "the five senses; impression," from Late Latin sensualitatem (nominative sensualitas) "capacity for sensation," from Latin sensualis "endowed with feeling, sensitive," from sensus "feeling" (see sense (n.)). Chiefly "animal instincts and appetites," hence "the lower nature regarded as a source of evil, lusts of the flesh" (1620s).